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January 12, 2018
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Bring "Take Root" Home

Great garden products in the OMCA Store

By OMCA Staff

Although winter is a time we think of hibernating animals and fallow land, many of us are tending late-blooming crops in California while others are already planning their spring planting. Inspired by the farmers and gardeners who grow produce featured in our newest exhibition, Take Root: Oakland Grows Food, these favorite picks from the OMCA Store will help you put down your own roots—indoors and out. 

Foodie Garden Kits
These compact and stylish kits include seeds for three plants inside a tin planter, plus step-by-step tips for successful home growing. Choose from Tomato Takeover, Basil-o-Holic, and, for the spicy food-loving chef in your life, the Triple XXX Peppers. Each kit comes pre-planted, so just add water.

Hanging Herb Pots
These cultivation pots can hang on your wall, making it easier than ever to start herbs from seed. With cute retro chalkboard lettering and easy instructions, these lightweight pots grow Basil, Chives, or Mint. Plus, the containers include an inner pot to transfer your plants once they’ve hit full size—keep the container for storing spices or start another crop. 

Farm to Table Market Tote
Whether you’re shopping your farmer’s market or just picking the latest crop from your persimmon tree, this spacious and sturdy market tote, made of jute with leather handles, is a perfect way to haul your produce in style. With illustrations of tomatoes, radishes, lettuce, or eggplant, you can match your bag to your favorite produce. 

Golden Gate Gardening
Find out what gardening practices are best for the San Francisco Bay Area and the northern California coast in this encyclopeidic book by Pam Peirce. With handy information on garden organization and placement, pests, microclimates, as well as herbs, vegetables and fruit trees, you’ll find everything you need to start, maintain, or refresh your home garden this year. This third edition includes new updates and revisions that even seasoned readers will appreciate. 

The California Wildlife Habitat Garden
Gardens and farms give us nutritious food that we need and enjoy, and they also serve a bigger purpose for smaller critters, too. Explore how you can transform your backyard garden into a living ecosystem and thriving sanctuary for wildlife. In this book, author Nancy Bauer provides easy-to-follow and earth-friendly recommendations for providing food, cover, and water for birds, bees, butterflies, and other small animals alongside beautiful color photographs. This primer is indispensable for those about to embark on creating their own environmentally friendly garden.

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